Texas hummingbird mint

Agastache cana

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Bluestone Perennials
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Texas hummingbird mint (Agastache cana)
ag-ah-STAK-ee KAY-nah
Genus:  Agastache
This is a 36-inch-tall hyssop with showy rose-pink flower spikes in late summer and fall and licorice-mint scented foliage. It is native to New Mexico and western Texas and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Grow in a border, herb garden, rock garden, or butterfly garden. Rubbing the foliage on skin reportedly repels mosquitoes.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Showy spikes of flowers, fragrant foliage.
Care:  Borderline hardy in Zone 5. Best in full sun. Tolerates drought and poor soils. Needs protection and good drainage.
Propagation:  Sow seed in spring. Divide plants in summer. Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer. Some plants may need winter protection where not hardy.
Problems:  Mildew, rust, and downy mildew.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Invasive/Aggressive Grower,
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Fragrant Foliage,
Native,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Early Summer,
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Flower,
Red Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container
Style
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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